Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid.
Tomorrow, September 18th, is the fifth annual PARK(ing) Day (or today if you are in Australia). Developed in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco art collective, PARK(ing) Day was a means to reflect on our urban landscape and how much is devoted to cars versus public open space. In 2005, they turned a single parking space into a temporary public park. PARK(ing) Day has now grown into an international event where independent artists create their own short-lived parks around the world.
From Brisbane PARK(ing) Day.
This year, I'll be checking out SPUR's park set up in front of their new Urban Center at 654 Mission Street and then meandering around my office's neighborhood to hopefully catch a glimpse of the five other parks in the area.
If you want to find PARK(ing) Day events in your city, check out their map here.